SOMETIMES IT'S SIMPLE THINGS THAT MAKE IT HARD
SPOILED BABY T's WITH CREDIT CARDS
OVERTIME ALWAYS ON MY MIND
COULD HAVE BEENS EAT AWAY INSIDE NOW

PRAISE GOD AND PASS THE BOTTLE OF BEAM
BECAUSE TONIGHT I CAN'T SEEM TO SAY WHAT I MEAN
DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD, EVEN IF I COULD, AMEN

SOMEHOW THIS SEEMS LIKE BORROWED TIME
PAY IT NO MIND, EVERYTHING IS FINE
BUT SOMETIMES I'D RATHER HEAR LAUGHTER
WHILE THIS WHOLE PLACE DIED.

A JOHNNY JUMP-UP IS A LOVELY THING
A PINT OF CIDER AND SOME WHISKEY
I HAD FOUR DEAD INSIDE OF ME
JUST TO HEAR THIS JACKASS SING HIS LINE ABOUT
HOW HE USED TO HANG OUT SOMEWHERE "BACK IN THE DAY
KNOWING TERMS ONLY AN ASSHOLE WOULD SAY
SO I SAT THERE DRINKING MORE
THINKING ABOUT DRINKING MORE

NELSON ALGREN CAME TO ME
AND SAID CELEBRATE THE UGLY THINGS
THE BEAT UP SIDE OF WHAT THEY CALL PRIDE
COULD BE THE MEASURE OF THESE DAYS

GOD SAVE OTIS REDDING BECAUSE I KNOW HE'S NEVER GONE
AS SICK FALLS FROM THIS MOUTH HEAR ME SING IT WRONG
IS IT "CIGARETTES AND COFFEE" NOW OR DREAMS TO BE REMEMBERED
I'LL LEAVE REGRETS FOR DEAD AND SING ALONG

SO I'M REACHING FOR THE PHONE, I DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE
I WANT TO GET SOME FRIENDS HERE TONIGHT
I GOT A BASEMENT FULL OF OOZE AND SOME BLUES TO LOSE
I'LL IGNORE THE WHOLE WORLD TONIGHT
IT WILL BE ALRIGHT


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    General Commentlol i went to their first (of many) minneapolis record release show. It totally rocked, (ya know besides the traditional nudity) most of the bands that opened were pretty good too. although i wasnt feeling sweet jap, the rest of them anyways...i wish i could contribute the lyrics on their new record but i dont really have the time ro energy so hey, you can wait for tomorrow when somebody buys it in stores and puts that shit down for ya.....
    glendora04on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    one song from the new record is missing:

    New Punk Fashions For The Spring Formal

    I need the lyrics because this is the greatest song ever!!
    Orpelon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the first song i have heard from these guys, and i was immmediatly hooked. they rock so hard. in this song, he talks about feeling lonely, and being pist off at the world. pretty much my M.O.
    JandSilentBob05on June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of the greatest songs ever written, from one of the most punk rock bands of all time.
    PezKingon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know if "celebrate the ugly things" is a specific Algren quote? It's a pretty good summation of his philosophy, but I haven't read too much of his stuff, so I'm not sure if it's a direct quote or not.
    Keterianon December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSOUNDZ A LOT LIEK AMERICAN IDIOT IF U ASK ME
    Get Amazingon February 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMidwestern Songs of the Americas was released in 1998. That album is what this song is from. American Idiot came out in 2004. Do the math.
    UhhKrison June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think that he hates what punk has become and how everyone thinks it's supposed to be about "back in the day", when really "back in the day" to them is like, ten years ago. Punk wasn't at it's prime ten years ago like these assholes say it is, and he's sick of everyone trying to make it into something like an exclusive club that only the cool kids can get into. So he ends up night after night and show after show just drinking trying to forget about how he hates these people.

    I could be completely wrong, and probably am, this is just what I think about.
    JoeSmellson July 27, 2009   Link

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